Sharing We are a Roman Catholic community within the Archdiocese of Newark of richly diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds. We are Disciples of Christ fed by the Word and Eucharist in an evolving community. We seek to live the mission of Christ: serving the Lord by serving one another through our living faith, commitment of resources and energy of the Holy Spirit.


  • BUSINESS OWNERSAdvertise in our bulletin!  Thank you to all our advertisers!  To join the sponsors on our bulletin, call Mary Hoffman at 860-836-8486.
  • PARISH OFFICE HOURS:  Monday – Saturday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM  973-992-9490
  • Father Gerald Greaves suffered a mild stroke in April.  Those wishing to send him messages and cards should send them c/o Sacred Heart Church, Sacred Heart Church, 76 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ 07003
  • The Facebook page for St. Raphael Parish has been closed awaiting a volunteer to be the administrator who will capture material offered by the parish family and control it in accordance with Archdiocesan guidelines that are designed to protect our children.  If you are interested, please contact the parish office!  In the meantime, please do not attempt to add material to an default page that might appear online.  Thanks!

Special Events

  • The VINCA PLANTING WORK DAY is Saturday, May 27!  Please keep your vinca plants at your home until that date as they will not get the loving care they need if left in the parking lot!  Join us on May 27- many hands make light work!  Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.  Please bring any tools that you think will be helpful:  trowels, shovels, rakes, buckets, watering cans.
  • St. Raphael’s Spring Clean-up Work Day will be held on Saturday, June 17 from 8 AM to 2 PM.  Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.  Come and help clean and do minor repairs to the inside of the church and Tobias Hall and the outside areas of the church!  Please bring any tools that you think will be helpful: cleaning rags, paper towels, rakes, brooms, screw drivers, etc.  Sign up in the vestibule.
  • Help St. Joseph Grammar School, Jersey City, earn $20,000 for the school.  They need to collect 20,000 Box Tops for Education coupons by the end of the year.    Put your donated coupons in the labeled box in the vestibule!  We’ve already collected more than 500 coupons for their project!  Click here for a list of products that carry the coupons, or pick up a list next to the donation box.

We Are Living Stones Capital Campaign

Sharing God’s Blessings Campaign

For additional upcoming events and special mass times, please see the bulletin by clicking here.